This is my fall soundtrack as I wash bottles and wipe down the counter tops.
I'm so very thankful. Not because anything spectacular is happening today. Not because we have lots of money, or expensive clothes. Not because of new cars or future vacations. We don't have any of those things right now.
I'm very thankful just to be here, in my kitchen, listening to the wind and the leaves. Thankful to be alive. Throughout this illness I kept thinking, "What does God want me to learn?" And I'm not sure I have that figured out yet. But I do know that when things slowed down to a crawl, I became aware of all the time I had to pray. To think. To be in my house and be still and listen to the wind in the trees.
God is good.
Contest winners are as follows:
1. ljmitt (posted on facebook)
2. Serenity (Serenity Now)
3. Kristi Sweeney (facebook and blog)
4. Carole (posted on facebook)
5. Amanda Jo (theamandajo)
6. Sarah (sohl design)
7. Awesome Hayley (facebook)
8. Tina D. (facebook)
9. Cowgirl in the City
10. Kelly (neffajawea)
Thank you to everyone who entered. I actually filmed myself drawing the names out of a bowl, but the video wouldn't upload. But it was also kind of lame, so maybe that's a good thing. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the book! Thank you again so much!
Winners please send me your names and addresses to mabelsblog (at) yahoo (dot) com and I'll get the books sent.